San Rafael Glacier in Chile
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San Rafael Glacier in Chile

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San Rafael Glacier

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A: San Rafael Glacier - Chile

od Astrolabio Colombia, less than 10 meters away

In the Chilean Patagonia about 70km from the Cupquelán Base, lies the imposing San Rafael Glacier.

San Rafael Glacier - Chile

B: Argentina - Lago Gen. Carrera

od Luciano Covolo, 141.6 km daleko

Argentina - Lago Gen. Carrera

C: Forest in the fjord, Chilean Patagonia

od Astrolabio Colombia, 165.8 km daleko

The beautiful landscape that surrounds the Cupquelan Fjord, an interesting spherical photo taken insi...

Forest in the fjord, Chilean Patagonia

D:

od Darío Bonetti, 264.9 km daleko

E: Ruta 23 at Sunrise

od Marcio Cabral, 281.1 km daleko

Ruta 23 at Sunrise

F: Electric River at Sunrise

od Marcio Cabral, 281.2 km daleko

Electric River at Sunrise

G: Laguna de Los Tres at Sunrise

od Marcio Cabral, 286.2 km daleko

After three years I'm back in the wonderful laguna de los tres to capture another magical sunrise.

Laguna de Los Tres at Sunrise

H: Lenga Forest

od Marcio Cabral, 286.2 km daleko

Lenga Forest

I: Laguna Los Tres of El Chaltén

od Arroz Marisco, 286.3 km daleko

A great view of the 3405m high Cerro Fitzroy (El Chaltén) by Laguna Los Tres. 

Laguna Los Tres of El Chaltén

J: Laguna de los Tres at sunrise

od Marcio Cabral, 286.3 km daleko

Laguna de los Tres. 8 hours (mostly easy) round trip from the town. There are outstanding views of th...

Laguna de los Tres at sunrise

This panorama was taken in Chile, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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